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Floyd County, Ind.: Much to see and do in downtown New Albany

The New Albany Flow Park, a one-of-a-kind skate-able work of art on New Albany’s waterfront, is a nontraditional public art project that rehabilitated an underutilized and outdated skatepark along New Albany’s waterfront into a playful work of art.

Business and entertainment are intertwined in Floyd County. The New Albany Flow Park opened in late 2019 along New Albany’s waterfront, between the amphitheater and the Sherman Minton Bridge. The skate park doubles as a public art installation. The $500,000 project was a collaborative effort of Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, Carnegie Center for Art and History Inc., Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Develop New Albany, Duke Energy Foundation, Humana Foundation, Samtec Cares and SoIN Tourism. The Flow Park pays homage to the city’s history and heritage as a riverside shipbuilding town.

market review coverSince the summer of 2019, the New Albany Odd Walk has offered guests guided walks through downtown New Albany, focusing on stories of crimes and hauntings from the city’s 203-year history. Early 2020 saw the opening of RecBar812 in New Albany, an entertainment venue comprising 25,000 s.f. of an arcade and restaurant, featuring pinball machines and other vintage games, along with pub grub and libations.

The Sporting Club at the Farm, on 740 acres in Floyd County near the Harrison County line, is opening in the summer of 2020 for the sporting enthusiast, with shotgun sports, an archery course and range, four fishing lakes, outdoor venues and a pavilion.

County Seat:
New Albany
Jeff Gahan, mayor

Population: 78,522

No. of households: 29,356

Labor force: 41,797

Percentage with bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.5%

One Southern Indiana Chamber & Economic Development:
Wendy Dant Chesser, president/CEO

River Hills Economic Development District & Regional Planning Commission:
Cory Cochran, executive director

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau:
Jim Epperson, executive director

Largest employers: Baptist Health Floyd, Beach Mold & Tool, Indiana University Southeast, Samtec, Hitachi Cable America